ArtPlay Classes

Pre-K

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    Primary Ballet

    Ages 4 - 6 | Saturdays | 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Beginning students are introduced to classical ballet, fundamental positions and movements to build their foundation for dance.

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    Me & You & Paint & Glue

    Ages 2 - 3 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

    Join Birmingham’s favorite Wacky Nanny as you create new masterpieces. These simple projects will help your child develop the artist inside, and they will have fun while creating with you …

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    Creative Wacky Wonders

    Ages 4 - 6 | Saturdays | 11:00 am - 11:45 am

    This mixed-media art class with the Wacky Nanny focuses on imagination and creation. Children will be led through projects that will open their creative minds and allow them to...

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    Creative Movement

    Ages 3 - 5 | Tuesdays | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

    In this class, students will use their imaginations to bring stories and characters to life through movement to live music and rhythms. Activities in this class will promote...

  • Family Workshop: Family Mardi Gras Mask Making

    Saturday | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Laissez les bons temps rouler! Celebrate Mardi Gras and the history of Carnival with the whole family at ArtPlay and create your very own mask! $15 per person...

  • Family Workshop: The Art of Origami

    Saturday | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This family-friendly workshop will teach you the art of paper folding. You will focus on foundation folding and can choose from traditional and non-traditional models such as animals,

Elementary & Middle

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    Musical Theater Workshop Series: Vocal Audition and Song Interpretation

    Ages 10 - 18 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Join Theatre UAB’s  Valerie Accetta and ArtPlay as you explore the world of musical theater through vocal auditions. Build your audition book, develop a character and learn to...

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    ArtPlay Kids Acting

    Ages 7 - 12 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Actor and educator Darrell Revel will guide participants through the basics of theater. Students will learn theater games, improvisation, monologues, scene work, stage make-up application, and voice and...

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    Intro to Music Production

    Ages 10 - 16 | Tuesdays | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    This class offers a glimpse into the world of beat making and provides students with the skills to make beats for a variety of genres such as hip...

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    The Formidable Dancer – Section A

    Ages 7 - 12 | Tuesdays | 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

    In this class, students will focus on dance techniques used in musical theatre auditions and productions. Students will learn what directors and choreographers are looking for in auditions,

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    Intro to Musical Theater

    Ages 7 - 12 | Thursdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Sing and dance in Broadway-style numbers while discovering the rich history of the American musical theatre tradition. Learn to become a triple threat by honing your skills in...

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    The Creative Voice

    Ages 12 - 17 | Thursdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Find your Creative Voice in a class designed to help artists find their creative voice through spoken word art forms. This class will teach students to deliver a...

  • Musical Theater Workshop Series: Headshots

    Ages 10 - 18 | Saturday | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    First impressions are important, so have your headshots done by photographer Tammy Stringfellow to attach to your resume.  Register for all four musical theater workshops to receive $25...

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    Nature as Art

    Ages 10 - 14 | Thursdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    This class will help you find ways to create art, including paper making, print making and dyes, using what you can find simply by stepping outside into your...

  • Family Workshop: Family Mardi Gras Mask Making

    Saturday | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Laissez les bons temps rouler! Celebrate Mardi Gras and the history of Carnival with the whole family at ArtPlay and create your very own mask! $15 per person...

  • Family Workshop: The Art of Origami

    Saturday | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This family-friendly workshop will teach you the art of paper folding. You will focus on foundation folding and can choose from traditional and non-traditional models such as animals,

High School

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    Musical Theater Workshop Series: Vocal Audition and Song Interpretation

    Ages 10 - 18 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Join Theatre UAB’s  Valerie Accetta and ArtPlay as you explore the world of musical theater through vocal auditions. Build your audition book, develop a character and learn to...

  • Workshop: Hip Hop Recording for Teens

    Saturday | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This workshop offers a glimpse into the world of beat making and provides you with the skills to make beats for a variety of genres such as hip...

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    Improvisational Comedy for Teens

    Ages 12 - 15 | Monday | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    This class will teach the fundamentals of long-form improvisation, including how to create strong characters, play at the top of one’s intelligence, and build strong comedic scenes together...

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    Improv Comedy for Adults

    Ages 16 - Adult | Mondays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    This class will teach the fundamentals of long-form improvisation, including how to create strong characters, play at the top of one’s intelligence, and build strong comedic scenes together...

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    Intro to Music Production

    Ages 10 - 16 | Tuesdays | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    This class offers a glimpse into the world of beat making and provides students with the skills to make beats for a variety of genres such as hip...

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    The Formidable Dancer – Section B

    Ages 13 - 18 | Tuesdays | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    In this class, students will focus on dance techniques used in musical theatre auditions and productions. Students will learn what directors and choreographers are looking for in auditions,

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    The Acting Studio for Young Actors

    Ages 14 - 18 | Wednesday | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    The Acting Studios teaching artist Susan McCain follows legendary Lee Strasberg’s design, beginning with Sensory work, the heart of the method, which focuses on nailing that tricky audition...

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    Script Calligraphy

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The art of lettering is everywhere.  We walk past incredible masterpieces every day.  We open letters that took an artist’s eye to create. Join local teaching artist Bo...

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    The Acting Studios

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Acting Studio teaching artist Susan McCain follows legendary Lee Strasberg’s design, beginning with sensory work, the heart of the method, which focuses on nailing that tricky audition...

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    Zine Creation

    Ages 14 - 17 | Wednesday | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Homemade “zines” have been around for a long time.  These handmade magazines are generally dedicated to a particular subject that sparks the creator’s interest.  Have you ever wanted...

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    The Creative Voice

    Ages 12 - 17 | Thursdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Find your Creative Voice in a class designed to help artists find their creative voice through spoken word art forms. This class will teach students to deliver a...

  • Musical Theater Workshop Series: Headshots

    Ages 10 - 18 | Saturday | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    First impressions are important, so have your headshots done by photographer Tammy Stringfellow to attach to your resume.  Register for all four musical theater workshops to receive $25...

  • Family Workshop: Family Mardi Gras Mask Making

    Saturday | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Laissez les bons temps rouler! Celebrate Mardi Gras and the history of Carnival with the whole family at ArtPlay and create your very own mask! $15 per person...

  • Family Workshop: The Art of Origami

    Saturday | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This family-friendly workshop will teach you the art of paper folding. You will focus on foundation folding and can choose from traditional and non-traditional models such as animals,

Adult

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    Improv Comedy for Adults

    Ages 16 - Adult | Mondays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    This class will teach the fundamentals of long-form improvisation, including how to create strong characters, play at the top of one’s intelligence, and build strong comedic scenes together...

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    Intro to Music Production - Adult

    Ages 17 - Adult | Tuesdays | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    This class offers a glimpse into the world of beat making and provides students with the skills to make beats for a variety of genres such as hip...

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    Script Calligraphy

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The art of lettering is everywhere.  We walk past incredible masterpieces every day.  We open letters that took an artist’s eye to create. Join local teaching artist Bo...

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    The Acting Studios

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Acting Studio teaching artist Susan McCain follows legendary Lee Strasberg’s design, beginning with sensory work, the heart of the method, which focuses on nailing that tricky audition...

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    The Creative Voice - Adult

    Ages 18 - Adult | Thursdays | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Find your Creative Voice in a class designed to help artists find their creative voice through spoken word art forms. This class will teach students to deliver a...

  • Love Poems and Chocolate Tasting

    Friday | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Forget Hallmark! This workshop will teach you how to really woo your SWEETie. Guaranteed to help you tap into your inner Romeo or Juliet and compose a love...

  • Family Workshop: Family Mardi Gras Mask Making

    Saturday | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Laissez les bons temps rouler! Celebrate Mardi Gras and the history of Carnival with the whole family at ArtPlay and create your very own mask! $15 per person...

  • Family Workshop: The Art of Origami

    Saturday | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This family-friendly workshop will teach you the art of paper folding. You will focus on foundation folding and can choose from traditional and non-traditional models such as animals,